Massa Lubrense

Proofs of ancient italic tribes, as Oscans and Ausoni, were found in Massa, it was conquered by the Greeks and later by the Romans. The history of Massa is closely linked to that of Sorrento, which was politically subject until 1308. Positioned at the end tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. The city center overlooking the Bay of Naples whereas the suburbs of Nerano, Marina del Cantore and the famous Jeranto Bay ,among the most beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast, overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Much of the coast of Massa Lubrense is included in the “Protected Marine Area Punta Campanella” established in 1997 because of its importance for the conservation of biodiversity in the Mediterranean. At the time of Greeks the tip was known as “Athenaion” owed to the presence of a temple dedicated to Athena of which we still have visible remnants.